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Oregon State QB Sean Mannion
After a season-opening loss to Eastern Washington, it was easy to write off Oregon State completely.
But quarterback Sean Mannion and wide receiver Brandin Cooks refused to let the team fade away, and the Beavers have since responded with six straight victories.
It hasn't been enough to vault this team back into the Top 25 of the AP or Coaches poll, but that could change soon with upcoming games against Stanford, USC and Arizona State. The Beavers close out the season against Washington and Oregon.
Right now, this is a team you don't want to see on the schedule. Mannion has nearly 3,000 yards passing and 29 touchdowns, while Cooks has caught 76 passes for 1,176 yards and 12 scores. Considering the team has played just seven games and runs a pro-style offense, those numbers are mind-blowing.
A loss to Stanford would likely drop the Beavers back a bit, but this looks like a team that will sneak back into the final BCS rankings, even if it drops out next week.